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February 2020

Visiting Speaker: Dariusz Jemielniak

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
440 Curry Student Center, Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Join us on Wednesday, February 19th at 1–2:30 pm in 440 Curry Student Center for an exciting talk by NULab visiting speaker, Dariusz Jemielniak (Kozminski University): “Collaborative society: how technology amplifies on natural cooperative tendencies." Abstract: Collaboration may be an evolutionary mechanism that emerged as a result of the way our early ancestors acquired cooperative practices regarding food. Sharing resources seems natural to us; indeed, much human sharing follows strong social norms of equity and fairness. As Matthew D. Lieberman…

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Dr. Gesche Joost, “The Impact of AI and Digitalization on Social Cohesion”

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Renaissance Park, Room RP909

The Boston Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, the Center for Design, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University, and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, cordially invite you to a discussion with light refreshments with Dr. Gesche Joost Professor of Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts on “The Impact of AI and Digitalization on Social Cohesion” Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:00 –…

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Speed Data-ing 2020

February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
440 Curry Student Center, Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Please join us on Monday, February 24th from 1:30–3pm in 440 Curry Student Center for our fourth annual Speed Data-ing, an event that brings together potential collaborators to discuss a range of digital humanities research questions, methodologies, and data sets. Come and see what other Northeastern researchers are up to and discover opportunities to grow your own research! This event will feature: Sarah Connell, Women Writers Project, “Modeling Early Women’s Intertextual Networks” Jeff Sternberg, Sociology, "Examining the Components of City-Image…

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Misinformation Speaker Series: Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wexner 434, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Please join us for a talk by Yochai Benkler, Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School. This event is part of the Misinformation Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the NULab and the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. Speaker Bio: Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.…

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March 2020

Visiting Speaker: Jennifer Pan

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
11th Floor, 177 Huntington, 177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Please join us on Tuesday, March 10th at 12–1pm at 177 Huntington Ave (11th floor) for an exciting talk from NULab visiting speaker, Jennifer Pan (Stanford University): "You Won’t Believe How the Chinese Government Uses Clickbait!" Abstract: With the advent of mass media, government propaganda became highly visible, and authoritarian regimes could easily reach large, captive audiences. We argue that the proliferation of social media and digital technologies has made it necessary for authoritarian regimes to expand their strategies beyond…

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Misinformation Speaker Series: Young Mie Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wexner 434, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Please join us for a talk by Young Mie Kim, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at University of Wisconsin-Madison. This event is part of the Misinformation Speaker series, co-sponsored by the NULab and the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Speaker Bio: Young Mie Kim is a Professor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Political Science. Kim is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Kim’s research…

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Visiting Speakers: Lauren Klein and Catherine D’Ignazio

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Snell Library (Room 90, Basement), 360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Please join us on Wednesday, March 11th at 12–1:30pm in 90 Snell Library for an exciting discussion with NULab visiting speakers, Lauren Klein (Emory University) and Catherine D’Ignazio (MIT). Klein and D’Ignazio will be discussing their forthcoming book, Data Feminism (2020). Lauren Klein is an Associate Professor in the English and Quantitative Theory and Methods Departments at Emory University and the Director of the Digital Humanities Lab. Her research explores the intersections of history, race, and data science. Her two…

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NULab Spring Conference 2020

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Snell Library (Room 90, Basement), 360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Please join us for the fourth annual NULab Spring Conference on Friday, March 27th from 9:30am–5pm in 90 Snell Library. This year’s conference features talks on our theme, “Technologies of Democracy.” This event will include research presentations from NULab faculty and graduate students, and a keynote address by Professor Patricia J. Williams, Northeastern University. More information to come!

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Visiting Speaker: Oliver Ayers

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
342 Curry Student Center, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Please join us on Tuesday, March 31st at 11am–12pm in 434 Curry Student Center for an exciting talk with NULab visiting speaker, Oliver Ayers (New College of the Humanities London): “Mapping Black London in World War II.” Oliver Ayers is a Senior Lecturer in History at the New College of the Humanities in London. Before joining NCH, he was a Lecturer of American History at the University of Kent. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and…

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April 2020

Information Ethics Roundtable 2020 “Scientific Misinformation in the Digital Era”

April 3 - April 5
Renaissance Park, Room RP909

The Information Ethics Roundtable is a yearly conference that brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to, philosophy, computer and information science, political science, library science, journalism, and law to discuss ethical issues such as information privacy, intellectual property, access to information, artificial intelligence, and big data. Scientific hoaxes (Feder 2017) and “quack” medicine (Kang and Pedersen 2017) are nothing new. But some are concerned that, with the rise of the internet, science is more…

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NULab Fellows Research Presentations

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons, 215 Snell Library
Boston , MA 02115 United States

Please join us on Tuesday, April 7th at 11am–12pm in the Digital Scholarship Commons for presentations from this year’s NULab Graduate Fellows on their research projects. More information to come!

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Misinformation Speaker Series: Natalie Jomini Stroud, University of Texas at Austin

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wexner 434, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Please join us for a talk by Natalie Jomini Stroud, Professor, Department of Communication Studies and School of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin. Co-sponsored with the Department of Communication Studies and the Shorenstein Center. This event is part of the Misinformation Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the NULab and the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. Speaker Bio: Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud (Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania) is a Professor in the Department…

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